19 Jun Eat Authentic Food!
What is one dangerous ingredient that has infiltrated almost all of our packaged foods? Our foods have many additives, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is particularly prevalent.
In a castigation he gave titled” Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” he breaks down the different chemical reactions in the body to show how different sugars are processed. We have a rampant of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure in
our country, and he considers these are a direct result of our diet– specifically, the byproduct of consuming excessive sugar.
As a result, there was a push toward a low-fat diet, the premise being that eating fat brings up the levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein– a fat protein) in the body. When the low-fat craze started and fat was removed from foods, it didn’t taste good. … how did the food industry make up for that lack in flavor?
Today, much of what we consume has HFCS in it: soft drinks, processed, packaged food, and any number of items from the drive thru at most fast food joints. The thing is: we might be satiating our hunger, but we’re also taking in something that’s really bad for our bodies.
When you put fructose in your body, it doesn’t induce insulin production. Continue to eat! When you consume fructose, a large chunk of those calories will end up in fat simply because of how the body chemically processes it.
Right about this point we’re sure you’re asking what HFCS has todo with the motorcoach industry. Well, we’re speaking about it because we are proponents of eating real food rather than processed food. And even though you likely think of motorcoach travel and associate it with tour groups or family reunions, we’re here to tell you that we also offer culinary tours. One of the most significant burdens to eating better is not knowing how to cook from scratch. The byproduct of that is that we end up eating a lot of processed junk– stuff that is literally harmful to the body.
By coming on one of our culinary tours, you can sample fresh, real food, learn how to make some yummy dishes, acquire culinary tips, and discover how to blend spices and various techniques to make delicious food. And it’s a win/win: you’ll have something delicious to make when you have friends come for dinner, and know, at the same time, that you’re eating something that’s healthier for you. Making food in your own kitchen is one way you can be sure to reduce your intake of high fructose corn syrup– because you can read labels and only use ingredients that don’t have that as an additive
Hence… here’s to eating real food, loving authentic, genuine flavor, and taking responsibility for your health! Contact and schedule a culinary tour with us today!
The information for this post originated from the following lecture given by Dr. Robert Lustig: